One of the things that I dislike about the current mainstream news on the networks and cable news networks is the lack of good news. They are always reporting on OJ Simpson, Iraq, Lindsey Lohan, Britney Spears, or some latest murder or crash. Never someone doing something good.
Well that was different on CBS Sunday Morning this morning. They had a great story by Steve Hartman on "Reporting the Good News". It focused on three positive stories; a young boy who is working to clean-up city park in New Orleans; a top brain surgeon who came to America as an illegal immigrant and worked the fields in California, and a man who has kept his first car he bought in 1937 and the memories who went with the car.
I think my favorite story was the man who kept the car. He bought it with $10 he saved from salvaging junk from garbage piles and he got it to go by stealing his dad's moonshine. But his best memories are of him and his wife in the car.
From having his first kiss in front of her house to the many trips they took together. Even though she passed away in 1998, he has the memories, especially her initials carved in the steering wheel.
This is what good about this country. It is always nice to see positive stories on the news and news shows. I just wish they would put more of them on.
I guess that is why I like CBS Sunday Morning. It is a nice relaxing look at news and it is full of fun, positive news stories and I always learn something. Keep it up.